Mood, motivation and movement are regulated by complex brainstem circuits. We are interested in the neuronal components of the brainstem and how their heterogeneity arises during embryonic development. This information is essential for understanding the function of the brainstem circuits and the behaviors they regulate.
Partanen Lab: Neuronal differentiation and diversity in the brainstem
The brainstem neurons control several aspects of behavior and play important roles in psychiatric disease. We are interested in the gene...